Pb CM hands over Rs 1 cr cheque, job letter to family of farmer killed in clashes with security forces

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Pb CM hands over Rs 1 cr cheque, job letter to family of farmer killed in clashes with security forces

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 | PNS | Chandigarh

Fulfilling the promise made with the family of a young farmer who died at the Khanauri border during farmer agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday handed over a cheque of financial assistance worth Rs one crore and an appointment letter of government job to his family members.

A native of Bathinda, Shubhkaran was killed in the clashes at Khanauri point on the Punjab-Haryana border on February 21 during farmers' protest. Twelve police personnel were also injured in the incident. The clashes erupted when some protesting farmers were trying to head towards the barricades and were stopped by security personnel from crossing the state border and marching to Delhi.

The Chief Minister, interacting with the bereaved family members after handing over the cheque and appointment letter, said that the State Government is committed to the well-being of the food growers of the State and no stone is being left for ensuring their welfare.

“The young farmer, Shubkaran Singh, had attained martyrdom during firing at the border. This barbaric and tragic incident had bruised the psyche of every Punjabi,” he said, adding that the martyrdom of a farmer is a huge and irreparable loss for the family which cannot be compensated by any means. “However, Rs one crore financial assistance and government job to the family is a humble initiative of the State Government to bail out the family in crisis,” he added.

Mann said that this is a humble gesture of the State Government in recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by the young farmer for the cause of food growers of the country.

The farmers have been staying put at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Punjab and Haryana since February 13 when their march was stopped by the security forces.

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